Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Trapped in Turkmenistan
It appears that all but four Turkmen students studying here at AUCA are trapped in Turkmenistan. The government is not letting them out to complete their education. Further, it is insisting that the male students perform their mandatory military service before they are allowed to leave the country. This means that when the new semester starts in a few weeks many of the students signed up for my classes will be involuntarily absent.